Alexander Henderson on the problem of patronage in the Church of Scotland

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Cancelled Commissioner
This liberty of Election is in part prejudged & hindred by Patronages and Presentations which are still in use there, not by the rules of their discipline, but by toleration of that which they cannot amend, in the mean time procuring, that in the case of presentations by Patrons, the examination and trial by the Presbytery, is still the same. The Congregation, where he who is presented is to serve, is called, if they have ought to object against his Doctrine or life, after they have heard him, or that their consent may be had. And if he be found Reus ambitus, or to have gone about to procure a presentation, he is repelled, & declared incapable of that place. ...

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